I recently won a gift certificate to Joy Clair stamps and of course, I had to go over the limit of the gift certificate with my shopping but I am so glad I did. I also recently won a gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs and went over that amount too, but this way I can use both of their products in today's card. I am loving what I purchased from them and will try to give them a good home.
The step die is from Cheery Lynn Designs as is the classic oval die that has the Baby Jesus scene on it. The stamps used on this card are from the Joy Clair set called Away In A Manger.
I stamped the scene with Gina K. Designs black dye ink and colored the baby Jesus with my Bic Mark-It pens. I also sponged on some Gina K. Designs blue around the edges using Gina K. Designs ink. For the star I used a 2-way glue pen and then sprinkled on some Gina K. Designs gold glitter. And card stocks used on this card are Gina K. Designs White, Red Velvet and Christmas Pine. Gina K, Designs inks used are Red Velvet, Powder Blue and Black.
The sentiment panel was stamped with black ink and then below it I used some punched out dots from gold glitter paper from Stampin' Up! to bling it up some. The red and green plaid ribbon with just a hint of gold is from a set of ribbons I won from a hop and they are from the Traditional Christmas Mix from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I also added a white panel inside the sentiment panel so that I can write a little message. Along the bottom I added more of the plaid ribbon but it is kind of hard to see it, but take my word for it, it is indeed there.
I had been admiring all the step cards I had seen so often so when I saw this die that would make it so much easier to do I decided that would be a wonderful addition to my card crafting. I think I am going to like it a lot. And, since I only made one other step card I am a little bit overwhelmed but I think this turned out much better than I had thought it would. I am sure over time I can learn more ways of making them more artistic.
I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which the theme is to use gold. This will also fit the Scrapy Land Challenge #53-Anything Goes.
Well, I hope you have had a wonderful Sunday. We had a Mission Service with a special speaker at church today and then afterwards we had a potluck meal. We Lutherans like our potlucks. LOL So it was indeed a good day.
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